Simon Cowell and son Eric look identical in this new photo

X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell posed for a new photo during a meal out with his son and friends, and they looked identical.

The sweet snap was shared by Terri Seymour on Instagram, which showed Simon and Eric out for a meal with friends. It also showed a light-hearted side to the star, who is renowned for his brutal honesty and cutting criticisms.

In the photo, Simon Cowell is posing with his tongue out with son Eric pulling an equally as goofy pose beside him with his hands up in the air and mouth open.

Terri’s caption read: ‘#Reunited with our favorite crazies! 🤪❤️ @francisclarkart @simoncowell #LaurenSilverman #CocoandEric 👧🏻👦🏻’.

Several fans were quick to comment on the photo, with one user writing: ‘Hilarious! – love that Simon can be goofy and not take himself too seriously !!’

Another user commented on Simon’s surprisingly laid-back nature, adding: ‘Can’t think where Eric gets his craziness from 🤣❤️ love you all xxx’.

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In the photo, Simon also looked a lot slimmer after vowing to turn his life around for the sake of his son. Following the advise of a specialist, the 59-year-old has since cut meat, dairy, sugar, bread and gluten from his diet.

He has also been told to reduce his alcohol consumption to further improve his health. This big change came after the star fell down the stairs at home, which was caused by low blood pressure.

Speaking to Lorraine, Simon admitted: ‘In a weird way it was a wakeup call because it wasn’t the end of the world, it was a bit embarrassing, but I will never hear a bad word about the NHS.

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‘I mean these people were unbelievable…I was probably overtired, but I feel better this year than I did this time last year, not so many meetings, not so many late-night calls, bit more of a balance.’

He also joked to Extra TV about Eric encouraging his diet, as he was ‘inspired’ by what the 5-year-old eats: ‘Apart from ice cream, he actually likes water and eats all his raw vegetables. I’m on the Eric Cowell diet’.

It seems like Simon Cowell and Eric are peas in a pod, and we always look forward to seeing what they get up to next!